Reports began to circulate midway through UFC Vegas 65’s “Prelims” undercard on ESPN+ that Lewis had been sent to the hospital for an unspecified reason. On-site MMA reporters began to speculate what would happen to “Black Beast” and his scheduled main event fight with Spivak. Derrick Lewis is a UFC heavyweight fighter presently signed to the organization. He was a longtime professional in both Bellator MMA and Legacy FC, where he held the heavyweight championship in both.
Lewis has beaten current heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou, among other things. He has also won 20 of his fights via knockout and is now rated second in the UFC men’s heavyweight division.
Lewis, 37, is coming off knockout losses to Tai Tuivasa and Sergei Pavlovich, so this was an important opportunity for the heavyweight knockout king to regain pace. “Black Beast” would have to wait a little longer to return to the Octagon. That is, provided he recovers from whichever illness prevents him from walking out this Saturday.
Everything We About Derrick Lewis
Lewis, the second oldest of seven siblings, was born in New Orleans in 1985. As a kid, he was involved in several street fights. He was 17 when he moved to Texas and was involved in an event that resulted in probation. He violated the court order and was condemned to five years in prison, three and a half of which he spent. Following his incarceration, he was attracted to MMA and began his amateur career, eventually signing with the UFC in 2010.
Derrick Lewis is wedded to April Davis, his long-term lover. They married in 2017 after seeing for an undefined period of time. April is little known since Lewis is infamous for keeping his personal and professional lives apart, and for a good reason. However, the two have been on camera together several times, including these two videos with TMZ Sports and UFC fight night.
What Happened To Derrick Lewis At The Main Event of UFC Fight Night?
Derrick Lewis’ forced withdrawal from the main event is a significant blow not just for the UFC as well as for the fans, with a large number of fans tuning in to see the heavy-hitting combatant in action. While it will no longer be possible to see the 37-year-old compete tonight, the show must continue, and the organization has assigned a new main event to replace the heavyweight clash.
Kennedy Nzechukwu would look to extend his winning streak to two when he gets into the Octagon this evening to fight Ion Cutelaba in our brand-new UFC Fight Night main event. With a total combined of 19 knockouts in their histories, the light heavyweights have an opportunity to steal the show following the card’s last-minute reshuffling.
What Happened To Derrick Lewis That Night?
Brendan Fitzgerald reported during the UFC Fight Night broadcast, just before the sixth fight of the prelims was slated to begin, that Derrick Lewis had withdrawn out of his intended brawl versus Sergey Spivak due to sickness. It’s unknown what Lewis is going through physically right now, but it’s evident that Sergey Spivak would not get a substitute bout and will no longer participate on the night.
In an effort to rocket up the rankings and enter the heavyweight title fight, the 27-year-old European fought for his third consecutive victory inside the cage. Due to the cancellation of Lewis vs. Spivak, UFC Vegas 65 will instead feature a light heavyweight fight between Ion Cutelaba and Kennedy Nzechukwu.
Is Derrick Lewis Hospitalised After UFC Fight Night?
Derrick Lewis was taken to the hospital Saturday evening and later withdrawn from his UFC Vegas 65 main event fight against Serghei Spivac due to a non-COVID-related ailment Reports began to circulate midway through UFC Vegas 65’s “Prelims” undercard on ESPN+ that Lewis had been taken to the hospital for an unspecified reason.
On-site MMA reporters began to speculate what might happen to “Black Beast” and his anticipated main event fight with Spivak. According to some stories, Lewis finally returned from the hospital and was still competing. Unfortunately, UFC officials had to cancel the main event, and Lewis was pulled off the program. The UFC Vegas 65 broadcast crew made the revelation official.